Baba muredzi, mwana kuchema anodaidza mai.

Word definitions

muredzi: One who entrusts another with a child’s care


A mother, unlike the father, is the true caregiver for whom a child calls out when they cry.


A father simply ensures a child is taken care of, while a mother actually takes care of the child. That is why you will often hear the Shona say out the word ‘amai’ when they cry.


Generally, women show more compassion and love than men. As a result, children grow up to be closer to their mothers.